Topic: Thieves In The Sanctuary [Thursday 5, October 2017]
Memorise: “Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.” – Ephesians 4:28
Read: Malachi 3:8-9
8 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.
9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.
Bible In One Year: Matthew 7-9. Hymn: Sing Hymn 14 – Onward Christian Soldiers
One sad thing going on among the children of God is that some are stealing from the sanctuary of God and the people concerned are doing it without fear. There are many ways a person can steal from the sanctuary of God. The most common way to almost every Bible reading Christian is when you deny God one-tenth of your income (Malachi 3:8). When someone spends all his income without giving back one out of it, the fellow is stealing from the sanctuary, because the tithe belongs to the sanctuary of God (Malachi 3:10). Another way of stealing from the sanctuary is by refusing to give your first-fruit to the Lord as He requested from His covenant people in Deuteronomy 26:2.
The first fruit is the property of the Almighty God. We must give it to Him through the custodians of the genuine sanctuary of God. I pray for someone using this devotional, the Holy Spirit will convince you of the truth about tithes, offerings and first fruits.
Prayer Point: Father, help me to abstain from stealing from Your sanctuary.
Open Heavens Daily Devotional for Teen’s guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church